Break Disk Utility RAID mirror

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  1. seveej, Aug 19, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013

    seveej macrumors 6502a

    seveej

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    #1
    Hello...

    I'm in a minor bind here, and I would appreciate hard fact data.

    Setup: 10.5. Server with 2X2TB drives set up as a mirror-RAID in disk utility.
    The safest way would be to take a backup of the whole shebang before proceeding, but I really cannot afford a spare 2 TB drive right now...

    Questions:
    • Is the data which OSX shows to be on those disks really there as such, meaning: If I'd just take out one of the drives, and would put it in another Mac, would the data be accessible as well as in order?

    • Some state, (here and here) that a RAID created as such, can be *safely* "unmirrored" within disk utility (even though DU displays a scary warning). Do any of you have real personal experience of this?

    TIA,
    RGDS,
     
  2. seveej, Sep 2, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013

    seveej thread starter macrumors 6502a

    seveej

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    #2
    Bump

    RGDS,

    EDIT: Right, got an auto-reminder, that macrumors does not allow bumping. I forgot that this is against forum rules. Too many forums, too many different rules <SIGH>. Next time I really need someone's help, I'll just repost the same question...
     

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